The London Contemporary Orchestra (LCO) established in 2008 is one of the most innovative and respected musical ensembles in the UK. Known for their mixing of tradition with modernity and combining music and film, LCO will perform ‘Under The Skin’ with top Kazakhstani musicians for one night only on 12 August at the Kazakhstan Central Concert Hall.

Experience a concert and a movie like never before!

The performance is organised by the British Council Kazakhstan in partnership with G&G Glamour and Esquire Kazakhstan.

Date 12 August
Time 20.00
Place Kazakhstan Central Concert Hall
Age restrictions  16+

The LCO are excited to be performing the piece in Kazakhstan with state-soloist Galya Bisengalieva who has also been a lead soloist for the LCO since 2008. Robert Ames, co-artistic director of the LCO and conductor of the performance of Under the Skin, also has a strong performance history in Kazakhstan having conducted the State Orchestra of Kazakhstan.

Both Ames and Bisengalieva have performed extensively in Kazakhstan and love the engagement and classical knowledge of audiences there.

Under the Skin is an opportunity for the LCO to present a seminal recent work of recent U.K. contemporary film and music making to a Kazakh audience. The film was never distributed in Kazakhstan and so this presentation is the first opportunity that audiences will have to see it live.


About the film

Under the Skin is a multiple award-winning independent UK film starring BAFTA award-winner Scarlett Johansson. The film was directed by Jonathan Glazer, famous for his music video work with artists such as Radiohead, Massive Attack and Blur. 

The soundtrack to the film was written by long-time London Contemporary Orchestra collaborator an OSCAR nominee Mica Levi. It was her debut soundtrack for film and she received multiple awards for it.